The Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) is one of the four research institutes of the Faculty of Humanities. The researchers from the departments of Languages, Literature and Communication and Media and Culture Studies who belong to ICON are organised in the six research groups.

Interdisciplinary and international research

The members of these research groups often work together to explore issues concerning different facets of the role played by art, culture, and media in present-day society. Through their interdisciplinary projects, they contribute towards the university’s focus area's Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights and Game Research, and to the strategic themes Institutions for Open Societies and Dynamics of Youth.

ICON scholars are also members of national research schools and are active in numerous international partnerships and networks in their various disciplines. Collaboration with other partners within society is also a key priority for ICON.

medieval studies | comparative literature | musicology | theatre studies | film studies | television studies | game studies | gender studies | media and data

News

13 December 2018
In October Routledge published 'The Instant Composers Pool and Improvisation Beyond Jazz', a book by Dr Floris Schuiling.
13 December 2018
Last month Springer Link published 'The Hackeble City', a book by Dr Michiel de Lange.
3 December 2018
Last week 'Lions', a translation by Kári Driscoll of Hans Blumenberg's 'Löwen', was published by Seagull Books.
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Events

Source: Eye Filmmuseum
21 December 2018 14:30 - 15:30
On 21 December Klaas de Zwaan will defend his PhD thesis on the reception of the first world war in Dutch cinemas
14 January 2019 17:15 - 19:45
On 14 January 2019 the third screening in the 8th PCI Film Series will take place.
17 May 2019 - 18 May 2019
Submit an abstract of your paper about 'Freedom of speech in the medieval and early modern society' before the 10th of January 2019.
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